Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is an Area of Influence?

Areas of Influence are a way of visualizing catchment areas for a group of points such that any location within an area is closer to its generating point than any of the other generating points.

GIS Software for Creating Areas of Influence

Maptitude Mapping Software gives you all of the tools, maps, and data you need to analyze and understand how geography affects you and your business. Define territories using areas of influence, network partitions, and other territory tools.

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What is a Thiessen Polygon? Thiessen polygons created with Maptitude mapping software

Areas of influence in this map show the areas that are closest to each subway stop. Anywhere in the shaded polygon is closest to the Copley subway station.